Saturday, April 18, 2009

Appliances, and how we like them

Those of you who know us, know just how much we like our kitchen appliances and gadgets. I'm not particularly sure where this fascination came from, but it started when I was a kid. Where other kids were interested in toys and candy, I got my biggest kicks when my parents went shopping for things for the kitchen. For me, it was the equivalent of going to the toy store. It still is. That Patty shares this fascination, is just a serendipitous

Yesterday we started shopping for appliances. We need pretty much everything. Refrigerator, range, dishwasher, washer, dryer...we have none of those things. We started at Sears, and chose a refrigerator, range, dishwasher, washer and dryer for something around $6,500. All nice, better than average, if not exactly top-of-the-line stuff. Truth be told, it seemed like a reasonably price for all that stuff. We didn't buy anything of course, but we had our benchmark now.

Today we took a look at the Sears discount outlet, and bought a Samsung SS electric range, a Kitchenaid 25 cu. ft. SS side-by-side refrigerator, and this Electrolux dishwasher. The range is pretty standard, but the refrigerator and dishwasher are top-of-the-line. All for $3,800. Which leaves us with some $2,700 for a laundry pair. Of course we aren't going to spend all of that on a laundry pair, as tempting as it may be. As Patty pointed out, any money we save means we get to buy more furniture for the house.

Next up, the laundry pair and a new king sized bed. Stay tuned.


Jesse said...

that doesn't leave very much left for a Synesso!

Justin said...

No it doesn't I suppose. I think that might have to wait a little, we'll see how much money we have left when we're done setting up house.

Besides, I might have to get a new grinder first. A few nights ago, one of the stack of boxes in the basement collapsed. My grinder was right at the top. I haven't unpacked it to check it yet, but I guess I'll have to eventually.

Weren't you supposed to be at a pj party?